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Mourinho wants new shooting boots for Lukaku

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident Romelu Lukaku's problems in front of goal will come to an end -- just as soon as he secures a new boot deal.

Putin takes fight to hooligans ahead of World Cup

Andrei and his fellow Russian football hooligans flew to France for the Euro 2016 tournament with only one goal in mind: to give England's supporters a good kicking before the World Cup

Guardiola relishes City's steely show

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's 2-1 win at Huddersfield gave him more satisfaction than other more high-profile victories because of the way they fought back in adversity

Klopp looks on bright side after Chelsea draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would take the positives from his side's 1-1 draw with Chelsea despite the disappointment of conceding a freak 85th-minute equaliser.

Business as usual for Catalonia trip - Zidane

Real Madrid will travel «as normal» coach Zinedine Zidane insisted for their La Liga clash at Girona on Sunday (1515GMT) despite the political turmoil engulfing Catalonia.

Red Bulls douse Fire, Whitecaps roll in MLS playoffs

A seventh-minute New York Red Bulls goal for English striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Mezquida's brace for Vancouver sparked historic shutouts Wednesday in the Major League Soccer playoffs

«Magic» penalty leaves Thai goalie in despair

A Thai goalkeeper was left red-faced after sprinting from his goaline to celebrate a penalty hitting the crossbar in a shoot-out -- only to watch the ball spectacularly spin back into the empty net.

Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award at Monday's ceremony in London.

Spurs' Kane rips sorry Liverpool to shreds

Harry Kane scored twice for Tottenham Hotspur in a 4-1 victory over an abject Liverpool team on Sunday that left the Merseyside club's Premier League title hopes in tatters

Bonucci red damages Milan, Roma bounce back in Serie A

Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for elbowing as AC Milan's stuttering campaign plunged even further on Sunday with a 0-0 draw to Genoa, as elsewhere in Serie A Alexander Kolarov lifted AS Roma past Torino.

Relieved Conte doesn't fear Chelsea axe

Antonio Conte insists he does not fear the sack after Chelsea eased the mounting pressure on their manager with a gutsy 4-2 win over Watford.

AC Milan to face Inter in Chinese-owned city derby

Vincenzo Montella will be in the firing line as AC Milan look to kick-start their season against city rivals Inter in the highly-anticipated derby of the Chinese-owned sides on Sunday.

Aguero, Mendy absences give Chelsea Premier League boost

Manchester City's defensive resilience and offensive brilliance so far this season face arguably their sternest tests on Saturday against champions Chelsea, with the Premier League leaders without full-back Benjamin Mendy and star striker Sergio Aguero.

Monaco held by Montpellier

French champions Monaco missed the chance to go top of Ligue 1 as Souleymane Camara struck an injury-time equaliser to snatch Montpellier a 1-1 draw at the Stade Louis II on Friday.

Arsenal to probe fan chaos during Europa clash

Arsenal will investigate how vast numbers of Cologne supporters gained access to the home sections of the Emirates Stadium for Thursday's Europa League match, sparking crowd trouble.

FA reject Sadio Mane appeal against three-game ban

Liverpool's Sadio Mane had his three-match suspension for a red card received for a high challenge on Manchester City's Ederson upheld on Tuesday, after the Football Association rejected his claim of excessive punishment.

Battle for control of Barcelona overshadows Juventus reunion

A 5-0 derby win, an assist for 105 million euro ($126 million) purchase Ousmane Dembele on his debut and a four-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ought to have brought some semblance of relief to Barcelona's beleaguered board.

Mbappe wraps up big France win as Ronaldo bags hat-trick

Kylian Mbappe scored the final goal as France cruised to a 4-0 win over 10-man Netherlands in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday, while Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick propelled Portugal to victory elsewhere.

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